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Last month, we wrote about how Emirates was adding a second daily flight to Seattle, while also adding Orlando as its tenth American destination. While, the airline is continuing to expand their US service, with the addition of their second daily flight between Boston and Dubai.
According to AirlineRoute.Net, Emirates will be adding a second daily flight between the two cities starting in October, 2015, onboard a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. With the new flight, travelers from Boston will now have the option of a late-morning departure or a late-evening departure if headed to Dubai.
When it comes to award bookings, you can transfer from American Express Membership Rewards, the points program of premium cards like the Platinum Card and Premier Rewards Gold card, as well as the EveryDay Preferred and EveryDay cards, at a 1:1 ratio. Emirates is also a 1:1 transfer partner of Starwood Preferred Guest, so you could transfer over points earned with a Starwood American Express, even better you earn a 5,000 points bonus when transferring 20,000 Starpoints.
Bank of America offers the co-branded Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit Card, which currently offers a sign-up bonus of 25,000 miles upon approval. While the bonus isn’t huge, and the $75 annual fee isn’t waived in the first year, you can earn the bonus multiple times, making it a great way to rack up Alaska miles for a big Emirates redemption.
Another option is to keep an eye for when Alaska Airlines has a buy miles sale, which they recently did, offering a 40% mileage bonus, since you can redeem Alaska Airlines miles on a slew of their partner airlines including Emirates, making this another easy option to use miles for these new flights.
Additionally, if you’re interested in gaining Emirates elite status, but have yet to give the airline a try, you may be able to request a status match if you hold status on another airline.
See these related Emirates articles for more info:
Emirates Adds New U.S. Flights Amid Subsidy Concerns
How to Book Cheap Cathay and Emirates Business Class Awards
How to Status Match on Emirates Skywards
Insider Series: True Life of an Emirates Flight Attendant
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